| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The decisions taken by the American Studies Association, a small, relatively obscure scholarly organization devoted to the study of American history and culture, rarely resonate much beyond the ivied walls of academe. But earlier this year the group...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Six months ago, President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, stated that the three primary priorities for his administration were the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Iran and Syria.
With visits this month from Israeli Prime Minister...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
You published yet another misleading letter which claimed that the so-called "Palestinians" are the "actual victims" ("American Studies Association debate ignores the real victims," March 13). There are 1 million Israeli citizens in the south of Israel...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Ariel Sharon, the daring Israeli general who as a field commander and prime minister became one of the most influential and controversial leaders in the Middle East, died Saturday. He was 85.
Sharon, who had been incapacitated since suffering a severe...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Maryland political and Jewish leaders reflected Saturday on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and said they found hope in the vision for peace in the Middle East that he outlined shortly before suffering a stroke in 2006.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Universities are supposed to be places where the search for truth is carried out through a free-wheeling process of vigorous, open debate and the unfettered exchange of opposing views. But that's not what the American Studies Association apparently had in...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Judith Cloughen, a Holy Land peace activist and former Ten Thousand Villages manager, died of multiple myeloma Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Towson resident was 66.
Born Judith "Judy" Elizabeth Huntress in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon's death is a stark reminder of the absence of strong leadership in Israel today. More than their differences in physical appearance or demeanor, what distinguished Sharon from current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:30 AM
A recent article about the Arab-Israeli peace process could not be further from the truth when it talked about the "continued commitment of both [Israeli and Palestinian] leaders" ("Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian talks 'closer than we have been in years,'"...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Last year, Lupe Fiasco found himself in the middle of a hot-button debate in hip-hop. His single at the time, "Bitch Bad," explicitly confronted the culture's knotty issues with misogyny, language and gender roles. The chorus begins with the song's title,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:57 AM
Slowly, steadily, the Laurel area is being transformed into a global grocery village. Along with a rich array of eateries featuring international flavors, the local landscape is now a destination for more exotic supermarkets whose shelves brim with hard-...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
Three major developments are happening right now.
Iran's new president, Hasan...